So what is Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

This classic movie is all about class

Caitlin Sparks, staff writer

Are you going to the homecoming dance? Do you look at the theme and wonder, ‘what is breakfast at Tiffany’s and why is it our homecoming dance theme?’

Well Breakfast at Tiffanny’s is a 1961 classic movie that will take you back in time but also leave you wondering what the lingo was all about in 1961.

To be fair, I love classic movies and while I had heard about Breakfast at Tiffany’s I had never seen it until it became this years homecoming theme. I am glad I took the time to watch this classic

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is 58 years old. What makes it a classic is its age, but as well as the way that so many women wanted to be like Audrey Hepburn, the classy girl that is independent and makes her rent one way or another know matter the trouble. Hepburn is a Hollywood treasure and this movie is one of the major reasons why.

I like Breakfast at Tiffany’s —  a lot. Actually, I find it extremely authentic and the way women of that time are portrayed is incredible. The movie was made on a $2.5 million budget and earned $14 million. 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s starts with Hepburn eating breakfast at Tiffany’s, which leads us into her life. When she gets home she discovered she had lost her key to her apartment and the landlord always has to let her in.

She lives in a messy apartment and has a cat with no name, but falls for Paul Varjak, the lead male role in the movie. When you reach the middle point of the movie  it gets kind of weird because she calls Paul the name of Fred, her brother who looks like Paul. 

By the end of the movie she has moved to Argentina and sends a final postcard.

I like that this movie has some drama and it’s a story that is a bit confusing because Hepburn likes Paul at one point and does not like him at another. That was hard to follow.

What the movie is about at its heart is love and friendship. Despite the confusing part about who she likes and does not like, I thought this movie was great.

And one more thing — Tiffany’s is not a breakfast place, it’s a jewelry store in New York City.

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